Originally Posted by Z3DAJA
I have a question, the F serie could manage podcast as X serie? I want to by it but there is no information about podcasts.
It depends on your podcast format. If your podcasts are simply MP3 files or similar with ID3 tag information, the default Walkman player will automatically sort them into an album in the library, or under an artist, for instance.
Otherwise, if you have some unusual podcast format, check the Google Play store, it is likely to have a podcast management app of some type.
Originally Posted by Dyaems
what does airplane mode do? lol... im a noob with these tech-y things...
In an airplane, you are normally required to turn off all devices with celluar transmitters or wireless communications as it may disrupt the airplane's avionics (the systems that allow it to fly properly and stay on course), so modern smartphones have an 'airplane mode
' designed to allow you to continue using the device as normal but with no celluar networking (i.e. you can't make calls etc.). In the F806's case it disables Bluetooth and WiFi completely unless you manually enable them again.
You can do it to cell phones too.
Originally Posted by Dyaems
moar neverending questions lol
1. does airplane mode saves more battery?
2. does F supports gapless for flac (sorry if this has been answered before)
3. anyone noticing a very short pause and then it resumes playing with their F? it happened to me a few times on random songs, and if i tried playing the same song again the problem is not there, so it is not on the song itself i guess.
1. In essence it is the same as turning off all the wireless radios on the F806. So, yes, it saves battery, but I expect you will see minor improvements, if any at all, if you are the type to prudently disable WiFi and Bluetooth when leaving your networks.
2. Sony appears to only officially support PCM gapless, or ATRAC gapless (on Japanese models). However third party players, as usual, have support.
3. It is likely to do with the F80x's series rather poor memory subsystems - it only has 512MB of RAM so it is constantly reloading items (which is why you might have your home screen redrawing all of the widgets again frequently, if you're like me), while its flash storage memory subsystem is not exactly a blazing fast one. The stutters you are seeing is are likely the player taking a moment to kill some background processes and load the new song into RAM from its flash memory. If you can reliably reproduce this 'problem' by doing several other tasks then launching a new song, then my theory is correct.
Alternatively, if you have enabled a larger audio buffer in Poweramp, that is the reason. The larger audio buffer in Poweramp introduces an associated delay (e.g. +150ms means a 0.15s delay in playing and stopping).
Originally Posted by animalsrush
Few questions: Poweramp: I have the free version.. What does the paid version provide.. can someone help ?
version gives you an Unlocker
, which enables your trial
version to last forever
- the trial version only lasts one week, after which you can no longer use the player if you restart your device. Otherwise, there are no extra features
in the paid version, but if you really like Poweramp you're probably not going to find it a waste of money. You can artificially prolong your trial indefinitely by never closing the Poweramp player after the trial period ends (at which point it will prompt you to buy the app every time you open it again, but will not lock you out), but if any thing actually closes the app or you restart your device, Poweramp will lock you out until it detects the Unlocker on your device.
Also, you say it keeps crashing? I find this to happen every now and then when accessing folders or albums in Poweramp. This is likely to do with the way the F80x handles its memory, since it only has 512MB of RAM (about 100MB of which users can play with), it is rather aggressive with its memory management, to the point of even terminating your media player while you're using it.Edited by salanos - 11/18/12 at 10:52pm